Year 6: Birch and Willow 2020 - 2021

 

Welcome to Year 6

Miss Hamilton is our teacher in Birch class - birch@pinehurstgs.co.uk

Miss Fry is our teacher in Willow class - willow@pinehurstgs.co.uk

Mrs Garrett,  Mrs Platt and Mrs Turner work with us in Year 6.

In Year 6 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.

Life in Year 6

The children in Year 6 are looking forward to a great year of learning. 

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, and Maths each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, PE, Art, DT and Music each week. 

*For the first few weeks of Autumn Term we will be focussing on PSHE, well-being and basic skills to ease the children back in to school life.*

 

PE

Our PE day is  Tuesday. Your  child will need to come in to school already in their PE kit. This consists of a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of black pumps or trainers.

We may be participating in swimming lessons later in the year. Further information about this will be sent out at the time.

Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.

English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 6:

English

Using a range of clauses to develop sentences (e.g. main, subordinate relative, phrases etc.)
Accurate use of a range of punctuation: brackets, hyphens, dashes, semicolons and colons.
Continuing to write for a range of purposes and audiences including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Maintain a positive attitude to reading.
Undertanding texts that children read both independently and those which are read to them.
Participate in discussions and debates.


Maths 

Read and write numbers to 10 000 000 and understand their place value.
Use the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) accurately and apply them to word problems.
Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and apply this knowledge to ratio.
Convert units of measure (up to three decimal places if required).
Properties and translation of shape.
Interpret and construct line graphs and pie charts.

The Wider Curriculum in Year 6

This term our topics include: Electricity, The Local Area, and Architecture. 

Please see our Curriculum newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information on our topics each half term. 

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning!

How can I help and support my child at school? 

Homework in Year 6

Homework will be set weekly and completed in dedicated homework books. These books should be returned to school regularly so we can review our work as a class. Non-completed homework is to be done during the children's lunch hour.

Continual practise of times tables is encouraged.

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book.  This should be a mixture of your child's levelled reading book and any books, magazines or texts they'd like to read alongside.

Practical ideas to support your child 

  • Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

  • Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

  • Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

  • Opportunities to be creative. 

Blended Learning

Please find below for useful resources and websites should your child have to learn from home.

Maths

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

English

https://www.audible.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

Other

https://www.oddizzi.com/

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

https://hourofcode.com/uk

If home learning is required please contact your child's teacher for log-in details, practical activity ideas and additional resources.

 

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP and our class pages @missrfry and @miss_hamilton3

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school. 

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